Women’s County Cricket Day: Monday 6 May - Support #YourCounty
Inaugural Women's County Cricket Day
Ahead of the 2019 cricket season, a new social media campaign is being launched aiming to get more county cricket supporters watching their women’s team. The campaign will centre around getting fans to attend a women’s match on one specific “Women’s County Cricket Day”, Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.
The aim of the new campaign is to promote women’s county cricket to a wider audience and to encourage cricket lovers across the country to get out and discover a part of the game they may not know much about.
The campaign will be launched on Twitter on 25 March via a dedicated account (@WomensCricDay), using the hashtag #YourCounty. Cricket fans up and down the country will be encouraged to discover the hidden gem that is women’s county cricket by attending their nearest match on Monday 6th May.
The campaign is being run as a joint venture through the combined efforts of various individual women’s cricket supporters, and the following cricket websites and blogs: crickether.com (Twitter - @crickether), womens-cricket.blogspot.com (Twitter - @WomensCricBlog) and womenscricket.net (Twitter - @DonMiles13).
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards said: “This is a brilliant campaign and something I really support.”
“It’s important we raise awareness of women’s county cricket, and hopefully as a result we’ll get more cricket lovers watching and following their local counties.”
Raf Nicholson, Editor of CRICKETher.com, said: “Women’s county cricket produces the England stars of the future, but often very few people know that these matches are taking place.”
“The men’s county calendar for 2019 has seen a drastic reduction in the amount of weekend cricket available to followers of the game, but women’s county matches will be taking place every Sunday and Bank Holiday during May and June.”
“We want to encourage cricket followers to take this great opportunity to get out there and support their county.”
Questions about the campaign should be addressed in the first instance to Richard Clark (email@example.com).
A full list of women’s county fixtures for Monday 6th May is below. All matches are scheduled to start at 11am.
Hampshire v Yorkshire - Totton and Eling Cricket Club, Southern Gardens, Totton, Southampton SO40 8RW
Kent v Warwickshire - Kent County Cricket Club, Beckenham, Worsley Bridge Rd, Beckenham BR3 1DR
Surrey v Lancashire - Guildford Cricket Club, The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 4RP
Sussex v Nottinghamshire - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN1 9PW